English and Career DevelopmentProgram Fees
Help to bring essential skills to the youth of Nepal to enable them to help develop for their own communities and compete with confidence in the job market. VIN needs enthusiastic volunteers or interns to help in teaching english and career development, and other vocational skills, striving to provide work solutions in Nepal.
Nepal is struggling to find its identity. It has no political constitution, inadequate infrastructure and is largely dependent upon subsistence farming. Consequently, today’s Nepal offers limited direction or opportunity for its youth. In education, nearly 60 percent of those Nepali youths who took the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) in 2013 failed. Pass or fail, many see better prospects overseas. Recent figures suggest as many as 1500 youths leave Nepal every day, migrating to study or work in more developed countries. And with Nepal’s workforce resources leaving, it presents limited prospects for political and economic recovery.
VIN’s overriding objective is the empowerment of marginalised communities, with a focus on women and children. Since 2007 we have been working with Jitpurphedi Village Development Committee (VDC), 12km outside Kathmandu, and have begun foundation work with Okhaldhunga district in the Everest region. However, we firmly believe that a community cannot be empowered without investment in and empowerment of its youth.
VIN seeks enthusiastic and experienced volunteers and interns to motivate and inspire community youth, ages 16 – 30. Guide them in learning English and career development , help develop skills such as CV writing and public speaking, or share basic computer skills, such as Word and Excel. Overall, you will help to improve the competence and confidence of community youth.
Throughout your placement you will have the opportunity to live with a Nepali host family. While allowing you to become immersed in Nepali language and culture, you will also experience the environment in which today’s community youth are developing.
English and Career Development for Youth
Depending on your experience there are a wide range of areas in which you can share your knowledge with community youth. Give them…
Personality development (18-30 yrs), teaching:
• Communication Skills
• Public Speaking and presentation skills
• How to prepare CV/Resume
• How to prepare for job interviews and face job interviews
Basic computer skills (18-30 yrs)
• Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point
• Email, Internet
English Language training (18-30 yrs)
Organisational Management Training (18-30 yrs)
• Proposal Writing
• Event Management
• Leadership and Management
• Report Writing
Monitoring and Evaluation
And if you have any other areas of experience that you think will be useful to community youth development, we invite your suggestions.
Typically, you will work up to six days a week, between five and six hours each day.
Throughout your placement you will have the full support of VIN. Your safety is our highest priority. On arrival you will be greeted at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transported to your hotel (alternative arrangements can be made for those already in Nepal prior to the start of their placement). You will then receive a comprehensive three-day induction, during which time you will be provided with information about your particular placement as well as general information, including basic Nepalese language and culture. This is also a good time to mix with other volunteers or interns who may be great sight-seeing companions and a source of support during your volunteer placement.
During the induction you will be accommodated in a hotel. However, a large part of the VIN experience comes from the immersion of a home stay with a Nepalese host family. While this is an essential part of the experience we also recognise that it can be a challenging one, becoming part of a new culture and becoming accustomed to facilities that will be more basic than those you are used to. However, all our host families are experienced in accommodating volunteers – although their ability to speak English will vary – and you will have 24 hour access to contact and support from our staff members during your placement.